This volume represents current scientific and management approaches, and the results of monitoring and assessment in the western US ecosystems. The chapter topics include regional assessments, approaches to database design, landscape considerations, water quality and land use, and focuses on watersheds, lakes and rivers, and marine coastal areas. Publication of these proceedings constitutes a sound starting point for the assessment of the ecological resources in the western US and will facilitate collaborative efforts in the development and application of sound approaches to monitoring and assessment of ecological resources in the US and abroad.
A. Preface; M.E. McDonald. B. Introduction. C. Regional Assessments. D. Approaches to Database Design, Monitoring, & Modeling. E. Landscape Considerations. F. Water Quality and Land Use. G. Watersheds, Lakes, and Rivers. H. Marine Coastal Areas.